This week will bring more attention to two of the cruelest and most unpopular elements of the Trump administration’s relentless anti-immigrant agenda: family separation and their effort to end DACA and target Dreamers. Both of these topics are coming to a head due to legal rulings – reminding observers of both the cruelty of this… Continue »

“Trump is simply inflicting cruelty on children because he wants to and because nobody is stopping him.”   It now seems almost inevitable that the Trump administration will restart family separations by the end of this week. The administration is gearing up to force parents stuck in family detention facilities to make an impossible choice:… Continue »

It’s becoming clear that the Trump administration is gearing up to re-start family separations – a morally depraved policy choice that doubles as a toxic political choice for Republicans up and down the ballot. As a Washington Post editorial, “Undeterred by the last uproar, Trump is again considering family separation” explains: “Apparently undeterred by the… Continue »

Their deafening silence “turns them into the handmaidens of white supremacy.” By all accounts, the Trump administration is gearing up to officially rescind DACA for Dreamers and to officially restart family separations, again. These are morally depraved policy choices that double as toxic political choices – both for candidate Trump and for in-cycle Republicans who… Continue »

As Big Decisions Loom, Polls Show Strong Support for Dreamers and Strong Opposition to Family Separation Following recent bombshell court decisions, the Trump administration faces two major decisions on what next for DACA and family separations. Following the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of DACA, will the administration reopen the popular program or try to… Continue »

Will Trump and Miller Restart Cruel Family Separation Policy?   On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the Trump administration must release 124 children who have been held for more than 20 days in family detention facilities. Judge Gee’s ruling cited the threat of COVID-19 and insufficient protections in the crowded facilities,… Continue »

As we’ve been highlighting, the Trump administration has been using the cover of the pandemic to advance a host of nativist policies they have long pursued but had been previously unable to enact. This includes cruel and exploitative policies towards children, such as rushing the deportation of migrant children back to danger without due process,… Continue »

New Report Underscores Ongoing and Deliberate Cruelty There were at least 5,400 children separated from their parents in the official government tally of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” family separation effort. However, that number misses the family separations under Trump that both pre-dated the official “zero tolerance” timeframe and continue to this day through the… Continue »

Wash Post and BuzzFeed Profiles Offer Reminder That Family Separations Continue  There were at least 5,400 children separated from their parents in the official government tally of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” family separation effort. However, that number misses the family separations under Trump that both pre-dated the official “zero tolerance” timeframe and continue to… Continue »

Powerful LAX Reunions Thanks to the Tireless Advocacy of Many Family separation remains one of the darkest chapters of the Trump presidency and modern U.S. policymaking. The incredible depths of the Trump administration’s callousness and cruelty remains staggering. As a reminder, a November 2019 DHS Inspector General report found that the Trump administration was prepared… Continue »